Police Sergeant
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

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As a patrol shift leader, is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the university's students, faculty, staff, and property through efficient use of University Police staff and resources. Determines necessary and appropriate actions needed to resolve problems. During shift, supervises dispatchers, security guards, police officers, and escort drivers. Also oversees the operations of the university's emergency phone system, University Police radio system, lost and found, and shuttle/escort services, parking regulations enforcement, etc. Required to carry a firearm

: Minimum:
  • Education: Associate's degree or credit equivalent or equivalent combination of experience and training. Act 120 certification or the ability to obtain same within one year of employment
  • Licenses: Valid PA driver's license
  • Experience: 5 or more years experience in a police agency or unit with 10 or more sworn officers including supervision.
  • Skills: Excellent problem solving, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with a diverse campus community; ability to make decisions quickly and lead others; ability to maintain accurate and detailed records; ability to understand and follow directions as well as give direction to others; ability to qualify with standard police issue handgun and shotgun; ability to review, proofread, and correct Crime/Incident Reports and classify crimes according to PA Consolidated Statutes. General knowledge of and ability to operate desktop and mobile computers, word processing software, and other related computer programs; ability to collate, analyze, and enter crime statistics in compliance with PA UCR System and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Act. Ability to utilize ARMS RMS-CAD software
  • Physical Mobility: Ability to traverse campus grounds and climb stairs; ability to safely operate and patrol in a police vehicle, and respond to various off-campus locations; ability to operate/use all standard police equipment, radios, and firearms. Ability to perform medium work, including lifting an adult person and items up to 50 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying of 25 pounds. Ability to sit, stand, stoop, bend, kneel/squat, push/pull, reach above shoulders. Ability to see the full color spectrum, and 20/20 vision acuity (or correctable to 20/20)
  • Environmental Conditions: Ability to work and perform unrestricted foot patrol on campus grounds in all weather conditions and withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures and confined spaces, as well as function in a crowd
  • Mental: Ability to safely work under pressure and extreme stress; ability to deal with difficult and sometimes violent people while maintaining composure, and to react and make correct decisions quickly and remain calm in dangerous, and high stress crisis situations. Ability to deal politely and courteously with a diverse campus population in a professional manner. Ability to perform a variety of nonstandard procedures and resolve a wide range of problems. Ability to observe and recall situations and events. Ability to understand and carry out complex oral instructions
  • Other: Ability to work flexible shift schedule/hours, including weekends and evenings, and in continuation of a regular tour of duty without additional monetary compensation. Ability to pass a psychological evaluation, physical exam, extensive background investigation, and drug and alcohol testing upon conditional offer of employment and prior to beginning work. Ability to complete hazard communication training during provisional period. Designated an "essential employee," may be required to remain on duty beyond normal shift and/or be available on a 24-hour basis to report for duty without prior notice due to emergencies or manpower shortages
  • Education: Bachelor's degree. Specialized training (POLEX, POSIT, FBIA National Academy, PA COP Command Institute, Southern Police Institute, northwestern Traffic Institute, MPOETC instructor, PA Crime Prevention practitioner)
  • Licenses: Current CPR, AED, Emergency First Aid or First Responder, and EMT certification; Act 235; Act 501
  • Experience: Two or more years supervisory experience. Prior police experience in a college or university environment is strongly preferred
  • Skills: Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communications. Ability to properly use mobile and portable/hand-held programmable police radios. Good working knowledge of and an ability to utilize Microsoft Word, FilePro, CAD-RMS, and related law enforcement hardware and software. Knowledge of fire alarm and incident alert systems, NBC Hazmats, Incident Command System, WMD protocol and response. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with local, state, and Federal law enforcement and public safety agencies that have primary jurisdiction over areas immediately adjacent to campus and other university properties
  • Other: Knowledge of and ability to properly use standard police radio Ten Codes. Knowledge of and familiarity with the City of Pittsburgh, particularly the Oakland and Shadyside neighborhoods

Job Function : Administration/Management
Primary Location : United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
FT/PT Status : Regular Full Time

Minimum Education Level : Associate's Degree or equivalent

Salary : 43059 - 75353 US Dollars Annually

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